Sugarapple Inn, unit #1
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
The Sugarapple Inn; spacious and breezy vacation rentals close to beautiful Friendship Beach on Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We are located on the south eastern side of the island, ideally located to take advantage of the cool ocean breeze coming off the Atlantic. The view is towards the Southern Grenadines islands of Mustique, Canouan and the tobago cays. We are a 2 minutes walk to Friendship Beach. We offer day tours to Mustique and the tobago cays and the southern Grenadines and also to nature tours and hiking the volcano on St Vincent. Scuba diving and snorkeling also available.
Sugarapple Inn, unit #1
Friendship Bay, Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The Sugarapple Inn, located on Bequiaâ€™s south eastern coast affords a picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and rolling hills to the west. With its louvred shutters providing natural ventilation, the most is made of prevailing breezes.
This vacation hideaway is just steps away from the glorious white sand beach of Friendship Bay, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. If you're looking to escape to a quiet and peaceful Caribbean property, look no further than Sugarapple Inn. Reserve your Bequia, St. Vincent accommodations today, arrive safely and immerse yourself in your private retreat.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$80 - $110||$110||$480 - $660||$0||1 night|
|Dec. 1 2011 - Apr. 30 2012||$110||-||$660||-||1 night|
|Nov. 28 2012 - Nov. 30 2012||$80||-||$480||-||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$110||$110||$660||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- VAT. - 10% of rental - Tax
- service charge - 10% of rental - Fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Niagara Falls, Canada
Were we dreaming?
Ah...where to begin? We're back in sub-zero temperatures, looking at our photos and thinking "Was it real?" From the moment we walked through the door to the wonderful surprise of flower petals on the bed spelling out "Congratulations!", the beautiful floral arrangement, and champagne (from our kids!) Cilla, Ronelle, Franklin and all the staff at Sugarapple made our 25th anniversary celebration a dream come true. We opened the shutters to a panoramic view of the hillside, down to the ocean, and we could hear the waves crashing on the beach at Friendship Bay. This was one of many "pinch me" moments.
Franklin had picked us up from the ferry and taken us grocery shopping, so we were well equipped to cook up some great meals. The BBQ facilities were perfect, (2 Bbq's) with a lovely outdoor seating area, and it was a nice way to meet the other guests while we were grilling. A quick walk down the hill, through Bequia Beach Hotel* and you're at the beach, practically alone. Apparantly the winds had been quite strong for the two weeks prior to our vist, and the waves were at times a little overpowering, but we had heard this was one of the safest swimming beaches on the island. It's not guarded, and there can be riptides, so caution is still recommended. We got bitten by a few sandfleas, but I'm not sure there's much you can do about that!
Sugarapple provided beach towels, beach chairs, cold beer in the cooler (at your cost) so we had everything we needed to just sit back and chill out for the week. If you're fit and up to a good sweat, you can walk into town (wear sturdy shoes), or grab one of the cabs or dollar-fifty vans that drive by on a regular basis. Franklin was a great driver, taking us up to Fernandos for dinner, and knowing exactly when to pick us up. Cell phones are also available which are a great help. While in town, if you need produce, go to one of the stands run by women on the inland side of the road. The guys on the beach side tend to harass and overwhelm you.
Even though the beach is spectacular, one of our favorite things to do was just sit at our table, enjoying a cold Hairoun (don't ask Cilla how many!), and looking out at the scenery with the goats bleating below us. We'd watch the storm clouds gather right in front of us, then wait to see what shutters we had to close while the rain poured down, usually for no more than 15 minutes. Then the sun would be back out, shutters open again, and we'd watch the shadows being cast across the peaks. Just writing this makes me want to be back there right now...
We were surprised that the temperature never seems to change, not even at night. We brought too many clothes as we never had pants or a jacket on. We never used the aC, as the ceiling fan did the trick. The mosquitos weren't too bad, and we only used the bed net one evening. There's a handy laundry line in the shower, and your bathing suit dries overnight. What we were calling "smoke alarm bugs" we later found out were actually tree frogs, and I swear I could hear them for the first couple of nights we were home! There's a mango tree and lemon trees on the property that you can pick from, and the grounds are kept immaculately. A nice continental breakfast is included, or you can order eggs and meat at an additional cost.
We also visited St. Vincent, Mustique and Barbados on this trip, but Bequia and the Sugarapple felt like our home away from home. They have a lot of repeat visitors, and we can only hope we'll be two of them!
*A note about Bequia Beach Hotel. If you are eating and drinking there on a regular basis, and have someone regularly serving you, you may want to consider tipping that person directly in cash. When you pay your bill and add the tip to it, the tip is spread amongst all the staff. Note that there is already a small gratuity added to the total, so the general staff is still receiving something.
Back to Paradise...
We let 2 years lapse before our return to Bequia - to Sugarapple Inn - and upon arrival we immediately wondered how we could have given up coming last year. From the moment we got on the St Vincent ferry to go over to 'our island', our bodies began the luxurious relishing of Bequia's slower pace along with the warm, gracious hospitality of the people, particularly Cilla, Sondra, Tilla, Aggie, Shawnee, and Cecilia at Sugarapple. We'd considered renting a different unit in another part of the island, but when it came to the decision, we couldn't imagine anywhere else offering what Sugarapple does - and the price is the most reasonable we found, to boot! The cleanliness, comfort, service, bus accessibility (absolutely no need for a car - with bus and 'personal taxi' and walking, you have the island!), short walk to quiet beach makes this top choice. Pool was kept in pristine condition, and the addition of continental breakfast on the big veranda was a daily delight - to dine alone or to mingle with the diverse guests. Tilla will even cook something for you! We happened to be there during the 9th annual Mustique Music Festival which brings more and more people each year. We would've thought it would also bring a measure of raucus behavior, but no - it only brought people who loved the music and the gathering in various restaurants for enjoying it. Sugarapple is by far the best place - simple, attractive, close enough to brush elbows with the local color - and the people of Bequia truly are the heart and soul of any perk of the visit. They have become part of our heart and soul. We ended up eating out more this time, to sample more of the local dishes. Everywhere we ate satisfied us immensely! to name a few you wouldn't want to miss: Dawn's Creole, Porthole, Tanti Pearle's (an 'adventure' getting up there, right Franklin?!! you rock!!), Green Boley, Keegan's Porch (best pina colada here), and Fernando's Hideaway. As I write that list, I realize that there were a lot more restaurants that had good recommendations. Amazing for such small area. Great vegetables, many grown locally. Franklin gave us tour of the island - well worth it to capture more of the intrigue of the history etc. I only hesitate to write of more of the overall charm for fear of too many tourists wanting to come and 'change' it away from its natural essence/beauty. If you're looking for a posh resort, stay at the Bequia Beach Hotel down the hill from Sugarapple. It's beautiful as well, but at a completely different price point. The restaurant there (Bagatelle's) was great as well - and nice to have one so close. Refreshing to be in a place with no fast food chains. The beauty of the sunrises and sunsets breathe renewal in our souls. It's a dickens to engineer transport to and from Bequia - so we stay at least 2 wks, pining for a time to stay 2-3 months! Thanks, Sugarapple, for restoring us! (and for nicknaming me??!! hehe. take care, Sunshine!!)
An absolute gem!
This place is an absolute gem. Lovely room, fantastic views, wonderful hosts, comfortable beds, good breakfast. Will be back.
Terrific time thanks to all at Sugarapple Inn
Just returned to Barbados after a terrific week in Bequia. We enjoyed our stay enormously thanks to the excellent help provided by Cilla, Franklin and the rest of the staff at Sugarapple Inn.
The Inn is well-planned and set in lovely grounds, with a refreshing pool to drop in after a day out. It's just short walk down to Friendship Bay and close to Port Elizabeth. Of course, nothing is far in Bequia anyway :-)
We were really sad to leave and will return for another stress-free holiday.
Fantastic inn, location, and staff. The very best value in the C
This is our 3 year at Sugar apple and we are never disappointed. Cilla is the manager and does everything possible to make sure your stay is perfect. If you need advice on tours, resturants, where to get fresh lobsters and fish delivered, hiking options, best beaches, etc...Cilla is there to help you. The rest of the staff is excellent and the rooms, pool, and grounds are well maintained. This year we met 3 other couples and they are all returning next year. My wife and I couldn't be happier with everything about the Sugar apple Inn. We'll be back to Friendship Beach and Sugar apple Inn.